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election campaigning on friday the upper house has agreed to revise the public offices election law. people in the country will get their first taste of online campaigning, starting with this summer's upper house race. nhk world has the details. >> reporter: the bill was passed unanimously by the upper house. from now on, political parties, candidates and voters will be allowed to enlist public support on websites and social networking services. japanese law has long limited the number of paper documents that can be distributed during official campaigns. the rule was meant to keep candidates with a financial edge from getting an unfair advantage. but the law, enacted in 1950, did not envision the internet. documents and images in cyber space have been regulated in the same way. japan has lagged behind other countries such as the united states, britain and germany, where there are few restrictions on internet election campaigning. >> translator: communication tools are completely different from the old days. it's good to update the law. >> translator: i'm all for the revision. i'm busy with
back in politics. musharraf faced a defeat five years ago. he lived in exile since 2009. pakistani law enforcement authorities issued a warrant for him in 2011. they accused him of failing to provide adequate security for former prime minister buto. the high court and the capital islamabad have suspended the warrant while musharraf attem attempted to fight the accusations. he is living at his home in islamabad, and the election board refused to accept his candida candidacy. >>> reports suggest next week's eu meeting of foreign ministers in luxonborg will see blocks -- most were suspended in april 2012. the likely move to go one step further is several factors including the recent decision to allow a distribution of a daily national newspaper. the country, however, will not be allowed to import arms or any law enforcement equipment that may be used to suppress myanmar's citizens. the meeting is likely to calm on myanmar to consolidate their path to policy. that's the year in which democratic leader aung san suu kyi is aiming to assume myanmar's presidential. -- presidency. >>> let's tak
with law enforcement officers. their ethnic chechens from the north caucasus region of southern russia. investigators have revealed the suspects were heavily armed. an automatic weapon, two handguns and 250 rounds of ammunition. the brothers threw explosives at police during the standoff. authorities say the men may have been planning more attacks in other places. they say they will question dzhokhar tsarnaev to try to determine the motive for the marathon bombings which killed three people and wounded more than 170 others. they also want to know if the men had any accomplices. the boston marathon bombings have forced race organizers around the world to rethink security measures. japan is said to be relatively safe from terrorist attacks. but last weekend, marathon events were held across the country amid tight security. a counterterrorism expert says the risk of a copycat attack is still high. nhk world has more. >> reporter: people running this small race in western japan have noticed something strange from last year. >> translator: i'm worried, but i want to believe it's safe. >> tr
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